imdownthepub (13688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 355ml from Stirchley Wines & Spirits, Birmingham. Gold with white head. Bitter lemons in the aroma, which transfers into the flavour pretty accurately. Herby, spicy, fruity Belgian Yeast notes and the drying lemon, perhaps a bit of a dish-wash liquid note, but otherwise fairly decent.
argo0 (13580) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with quickly-dissipating big head. Taste matches aroma -- moderately sweet, orange and spicy (coriander +), some yeast and breadiness. Medium body, quite quaffable.
Ferris (13501) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Sweet yeast, a little boozy and banana. Clear gold with a frothy white head. Primarily booze and yeast with some slight sour notes. Aftertaste is a slight burn from the alcohol and bananas. The alcohol I taste throughout is just not my cup of tea, or beer.
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours cloudy golden with a decent fluffy white head. The nose is soft, doughy, cereal, fruity, spicy action, herbal, grassy, nougat, banana, orange rind, brioche and toasty grain. The taste is smooth, doughy, crisp grassy bitterness, spice, ripe banana, apple, pear drops, some alcohol boost, orange peel and toasty grain with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and moderate-high foamy carbonation. True to style and could easily pass for a Belgian creation. Tasty.
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde ale with a light white head. Light spicey aroma. Good malt base with light coriander notes and alcohol warmth. Light sweetness in finish. Bottled at CNY brewfest, Feb.5 2005.
Drake (13146) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, yeast, butterscotch, peach, citrus. Taste is bread, spice, caramel, stone fruits, unripe banana. Medium-full bodied.
bu11zeye (12885) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Nice attmept of a Belgian Saison, but no cigar... Pours a light golden color with a medium creamy head. Descent, but not the best Ommegang has to offer.
bierkoning (12800) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Pale blonde color. Flowery aroma with fresh citrus. Soft hopbitter, flowery and citric flavor. Hints of Poire Williams. You can smell and taste a touch of Duvel.
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Re-rate 3/23/12: Bottle sample at a spring beers tasting at Norma Jean. Slightly hazy golden with a big frothy white head. Floral and fruity aroma, a bit spicy, with yeast and a bit of hops. Fruity yeasty flavor, a bit spicy, has light sweetness but is pretty dry, with light acidic notes and some floral and spicy hops. Finishes drier. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
Bottle. Lovely clear golden color with lots of carbonation and a huge, firm and fluffy white head. Nice aroma of spicy hops, flowers, yeast and fruit esters. Dry-ish flavor with yeast, fruit, some spiciness and a light malty sweet backbone. Finishes drier and moderately bitter with some spiciness, slightly earthy hops and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. A good one. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a tiny white head. Yeast, grass and grain aromas. Spicy hop and yeast flavors with a leather end. Warm and fizzy medium palate.